This five-part program engages participants in the theory, thinking, and practice that learning leaders undertake to truly transform the way they see their own leadership – and help others do the same.
The Five Ways of Being Online Leadership Program supports leaders in the development of their own leadership style and strengthens their capacity to have a major impact on learning.
With many competing demands, it’s easy for leaders to forget that learning lies at the heart of everything they do.
Based on the book Five Ways of Being, this program helps leaders gain an understanding, agreement and clear articulation of what being a learning leader in an organisation should look, sound and feel like.
This online program both challenges and supports learning leaders to author their own leadership story through career-changing self-discovery and practical tools. The program leaders engage participants in the theory, thinking, and practice learning leaders undertake to truly transform the way they see their own leadership, and help others do the same.
Participants walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence that centre on the ‘Five Ways of Being’, which are:
- Being trusting
- Being brave
- Being a storyteller
- Being purposeful
- Being growth-focused
Who Should Attend?
- System leaders
- Deputy principals
- Senior leaders
- Middle leaders
- Emerging leaders
- Anyone who is responsible for others’ learning
Included in your registration:
- Your copy of Five Ways of Being
- 5 Ways of Being Leadership journal
- Coaching support (optional extra)
Meet Program Facilitators
Jane Danvers is the principal of South Australia’s renowned Wilderness School and was the inaugural principal of University Senior College.
During her 20 years serving Australia’s educational community, Jane’s leadership has extended far beyond the school gates.
She plays an active role in shaping policy and driving positive change, and sits on industry-related committees including the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the Premier’s Council for Women.
Heather De Blasio has spent a lifetime committed to growing others and refusing to put limits on what people can achieve.
A natural-born teacher, Heather has held middle and executive leadership responsibilities in pastoral care, curriculum, and teaching and learning at a range of independent schools.
She has also participated at the executive levels of leadership in many associations, and proven an engaging presenter at conferences in Australian and internationally.
Gavin Grift is the founder of Grift Education, and one of Australia’s most in-demand presenters.
Through his keynotes, seminars, and coaching services, Gavin has helped thousands of educators cultivate authentic collaboration, build success in others and commit to reflective practice.
Alongside Jane Danvers and Heather DeBlasio, he designed the Five Ways of Being leadership program to help leaders who feel ill-prepared, overwhelmed, or lack confidence in their impact.
This online leadership program takes participants through a journey of self-discovery to explore their leadership identity and deepen their self-knowledge. This opens the door to using different strategies and approaches in their work with others.
Each session delves into the ‘Five Ways of Being’ and addresses the questions of:
- Who am I in my leadership?
- Who might I need to become?
- What might I need to do?
As the program evolves, participants will be provided with ample time to reflect and interact with their colleagues in meaningful ways and be given the opportunity to capture their insights in their own Five Ways of Being leadership journal.
What Learning Leaders Think, Do and Say
In this session, the authors will outline the role empathy plays in learning-centred leadership and how it relates to what leaders think and do. Participants will also understand the underpinning beliefs of successful learning leaders and how these affect decision making processes. The strategies of Rank and Reason & Talking Partners will be taught.
In this session, the authors will outline the relationship between our identity as learning leaders with our capacity to be trusting. Participants will understand and explore the role of being curious, mindful, safe and kind to operating from a place of trust. The strategies of S.T.O.P, Three Rules of Feedback and Learning Conversations will be taught.
Tuesday 26 Jul 2022
4pm to 5:30pm AEST
In this session, the authors will outline how to commit to courage over comfort in our work with educators and students. Participants will learn how to accept the reality of a situation and take calculated action, embrace uncertainty as a lever for decisiveness and utilise self-doubt as a tool for growth. The strategies of 6As of Deliberate Action and Lights-Camera-Action will be taught.
Monday 08 Aug 2022
4pm to 5:30pm AEST
Being Purposeful in our Stories
In this session the authors will outline the symbiotic relationship between our ability to be compelling storytellers with being purposeful in our leadership. Participants will explore how the words they choose and the behaviours they display model the truth of the story they tell. They will discover ways to ensure they make choices congruent to their purpose. The strategies of Fireside Chats, the Story of Why and Planning Purposeful Meetings will be taught.
Monday 22 Aug 2022
4pm to 5:30pm AEST
In this session the authors will conclude by sharing the nine critical elements to being growth-focused. Participants will be given the chance to focus explicitly on how to make growth their primary purpose in order to maximise fulﬁlment and achievement for both themselves and others. They will discover ways to sweep every member of the organisation into an ongoing developmental journey. The strategies of Challenge Corner, Check-Ins/Not Check-Ups and Leadership Sprints will be taught.
Monday 05 September 2022
4pm to 5:30pm AEST